11 Most Read Articles of the Week!

1. Is a Larger Market Correction Coming?

What started out as a promising January, didn’t end up that way as markets dipped into the red for the year. More importantly, February tends to be a weak month which suggests the selling may not be over just yet. Such is particularly the case, as we will discuss momentarily, with many areas of the market technically stretched and over-valued. — Lance Roberts

2. Can You Hold My Attention? Jeffrey Kleintop

I’ve known and respected Jeff Kleintop, Chief Global Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co, Inc, for a long time. This conversation about what he’s watching in the worldwide financial markets feels extraordinarily relevant in these early days of both the new administration and the vaccine-led recovery. — Derek Bruton

3. 12 Reasons Now Is When to be Investing

Prospects and clients can be like Goldilocks.  “the market is too high.  The market is too low.”  There’s rarely a time it’s “just right.”  Here are twelve reasons now is the time to act. — Bryce Sanders

4. Why Financial Advisors Should Watch the Bond Market

While everyone else is watching the stock market, savvy advisors will monitor the bond market. YOUR CLIENTS MAY FEEL thrilled at how their S&P 500 index fund and "story stocks" keep climbing. The election is over, vaccines are here and the Federal Reserve has their backs. What could possibly go wrong? — Rob Isbitts

5. Did GameStop Mark the Top?

You do stocks, huh? I’m thinking about ploughing a few grand into GameStop. That thing’s going to the moon, bro!” The guy on the treadmill next to me was clearly excited. Then he told me all about another opportunity as he wiped sweat off his face. “The next Tesla,” he said, grinning from ear to ear. And he wasn’t the only one. I had at least four conversations about stocks at my local gym last week. — Stephen McBride

6. Not Surprisingly, Fear and Greed Permeate Bitcoin Market

Undoubtedly, fear and greed are two of the most powerful emotions and financial markets act as daily laboratories to test that thesis. Asset class or security isn't relevant. Human behavior rarely changes. Hence why market participants have a preponderance for piling into assets that are soaring (fear of missing out/greed for more upside) and seemingly fleeing for the exits all at once when an asset declines (fear of more losses). — Todd Shriber

7. 5 Rules for Communicating With Investors in 2021

Will 2021 see the bull market continue its ride, or will the 2020 bears have their way? As the year begins, your audience – investors – are considering what the market will look like this year. While market commentators are optimistic about the rollout of the various vaccines, they also caution that the second and third waves of COVID-19 are dampening the recovery. — Katy Lithgow

8. Tech Significantly Outperformed In 2020, But Can That Trend Continue?

There are reasons to be cautious – although not negative – on technology companies in the near term. Over the course of the past year, market performance was limited to a narrow range of companies. The limited breadth reflected investor concerns about the pandemic and the likelihood of an economic recovery. The winning stocks were those that captured the accelerated shift toward digital shopping, meetings, advertising, online entertainment, and education. — Robert Serenbetz

9. The Price-Value Feedback Loop: A Look at GME and AMC!

For the third time in three posts, I am going to fall back on my divide between value and price. Value, as I have argued is a function of cash flows, growth and risk, reflecting the quality of a company's business model. Price is determined by demand and supply, where, in addition to, or perhaps even overwhelming, fundamentals, you have mood, momentum and revenge (at least in the case of GameStop) thrown into the mix. — Aswath Damodaran

10. 3 Cannabis Stocks That Can Double Again in 2021

Cannabis stocks have experienced a remarkable run after Joe Biden won the Presidential race in late 2020. Investors are optimistic about the decriminalization and eventual legalization of marijuana at the federal level in the U.S. which has driven stocks of several pot companies higher in the last two months. — Finscreener

11. Why Don’t Financial Advisors Trust Referrals? 

Referrals are more important than ever. I think most sales professionals and sales managers would agree with that statement in almost all industries. If that is the case, why don’t they trust them? — Mike Garrison